I'm not exactly a fan of the memoir, but it was a really interesting view on life in Iran. If you've read and were interested in [b:The Complete Persepolis|991197|The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)|Marjane Satrapi|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327876995s/991197.jpg|13344769], then you'll probably dig this one. It has more of what happened in Tehran and more of the war but to fully enjoy it'd probably help if you're an English major. I've only read one or two of the books she mentions and she's doing a lot more with her work than I think I'm getting. Really interesting anecdotes though.